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So You've Failed Your A-Levels. Now What?

Mia Violet | Posted 08.18.2016 | Education
Mia Violet

This week is A-Level results week. Social media is split down the middle between people celebrating academic triumphs and others reassuring those who failed that university is an unnecessary sham.

Anti-Bullying: Failing To Tackle Gender And Sexual Inequalities

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 10.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

We need to make clear connections between gender inequality, sexism, and the harassment experienced by LGBTQ and gender non-conforming kids -- including girls who express sexual agency. Student activism can be a useful tool for bringing awareness to schools.

Prime Minister David Cameron: British Schools Must Root Out Muslim Extremists

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Headmasters and teachers at Britain’s privately owned and state-run schools have been ordered to be on the lookout for Mus...

School Spring Break in London with Kids

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Spring break in America is one week but here in my kids' school in Scotland, they're off for 18 whole days. In the middle of the school year! After getting over the initial culture shock, I realized the only way to survive the long interruption in the school year is to figure out an escape.

Young Students Hiding Intelligence, Talent To Avoid Bullying: Study

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

More than 90 percent of British children have been bullied or have witnessed someone being bullied due to their intelligence or talent, a survey by th...

Should Students Be Memorizing Poetry?

John Lundberg | Posted 08.17.2012 | Home
John Lundberg

Do you agree? Or do you think forcing a kid to memorize a Shakespeare sonnet is no more useful than forcing him to eat a brussels sprout?

Five Best Ways To Revise For Exams, By An Oxbridge Applications Consultant

Sarah Slater | Posted 07.18.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Slater

Students all over the world are facing the music with school exams in full swing at the moment - not to mention finals for those already at university. And with students being tested on more information across a wide range of subjects, remembering what you've been taught is vital.

First Aid - A Valuable Lesson Between Life and Death

Clive James | Posted 01.17.2012 | UK
Clive James

As part of my job, I frequently come into contact with people who have used first aid and been the difference between a life lost and a life saved. It's a regular reminder that first aid is not all about sticking on a plaster - it's about saving lives, every day.

Schools Should Embrace Difference in Pupils to Encourage Success

Laura McGuire | Posted 01.14.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Laura McGuire

I ended up changing jobs four times in four years before starting my own company this year at the age of 21. In that time I felt confident that I had learned what I needed to know in order to survive in business, and ultimately how to deal with others.

Teacher Over The Moon After Winning £150,000 For Physics Lesson

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home

A Physics teacher has scooped £150,000 for her exciting physics lesson which uses homemade rockets and animation in a competition organised by e-lear...

Twitter, Blogs Likely To Be Taught To British Primary Students

The Guardian | Polly Curtis, Education Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Children will no longer have to study the Victorians or the second world war under proposals to overhaul the primary school curriculum, the Guardian h...